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Sue Dremann

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly /

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About Sue
Sue Dremann is a veteran journalist who joined the Palo Alto Weekly in 2001. She is an award-winning breaking news and general assignment reporter who also covers the regional environmental, health and crime beats.

She has covered plane crashes, murders, police shootings and other breaking news stories. Sue has written about the Bay Area's dwindling water supply, drought, wildfires and COVID-19.

Her feature stories have included a series on families' struggles to help loved ones with severe mental illness, immigration and deportation, a man's search for his father's killer, a local Native American tribe's quest for recognition, a couple's tale of being lost in the wilderness, an investigation into the city of Palo Alto's flawed response to a 911 call and tracking a local serial killer's deadly trail.

When not working, she enjoys being with her husband, their pets. She can often be found seeking out interesting natural environments and wildflowers.
Stories by Sue
Neighbors awaken sleeping residents during fire
The sleeping occupants of a Palo Alto apartment escaped injury on Saturday morning (Aug. 6), after neighbors awakened them to a fire in their unit, Palo Alto Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said.
[Saturday, August 6, 2011]

Who are the vehicle dwellers?
Profiles of three Palo Altans.
[Friday, August 5, 2011]

The new homeless: laid-off and middle-aged
A disturbing trend in laid-off middle-aged workers is growing on Palo Alto's streets, homeless advocates said.
[Friday, August 5, 2011]

Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?
Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when she decided to live in her car on Palo Alto's streets. "It was either be hit or be homeless," said Boone, 53, a petite woman with silver hair and a relaxed, friendly demeanor. ==B Related stories:== ■ [ The new homeless: laid-off and middle-aged] ■ [ City of Palo Alto dollars being spent on homeless services] ■ [ Who are the vehicle dwellers?]
[Friday, August 5, 2011]

Photos released of suspects in East Palo Alto killings
The photos of two East Palo Alto men linked to a string of homicides in two states were released by police Thursday (Aug. 4). Jaime Cardenas, 19, and Fidel Silva, 24, are wanted for homicide in Grand Junction, Colo., and for questioning in two homicides in East Palo Alto.
[Thursday, August 4, 2011]

Pandhandler Victor Frost fined $50 in sit-lie-ordinance decision
Victor Frost's long-running battle with the City of Palo Alto over its sit-lie ordinance resulted in a judgment against him for two infractions and a $50 fine Monday (Aug. 1). Frost, a well-known panhandler and fixture across from Whole Foods on Homer Avenue and outside Village Stationers and near Mollie Stone's on California Avenue, has been fighting the ordinance's legality since he was first ticketed in 2008.
[Thursday, August 4, 2011]

Community Media Center wins national award
Palo Alto's own nonprofit Midpeninsula Community Media Center has been given the highest honor for its programming and operations by the Alliance for Community Media (ACM).
[Wednesday, August 3, 2011]

Suspected burglar arrested after casing home
A suspected burglar has been arrested after a Palo Alto resident caught the man allegedly prowling outside his home Friday (July 29) morning.
[Tuesday, August 2, 2011]

Burglars hit Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto
Jordan Middle School on July 28 became the fourth Palo Alto school in the past six weeks to be struck by one or more burglars who took digital equipment.
[Tuesday, August 2, 2011]

Fairmeadow neighborhood fire injures one
A fire at a home on Starr King Circle caused minor damage and a minor injury to one resident Tuesday morning (Aug. 2), Palo Alto Fire Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said.
[Tuesday, August 2, 2011]